Updates from the Practice Team


Dec 04 2017

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"Seasons Greetings from all the team at Island Bay Medical Centre"

Opening hours over the holiday period below:-


Monday 25 December 2017 - CLOSED

Tuesday 26 December 2017 -  CLOSED

Wednesday 27 December 2017 - 9am - 4.30pm

Thursday 28 December 2017 - 9am - 4.30pm

Friday 29 December 2017 - 9am - 4.30pm


Monday 1 January 2018 - CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January 2018 - CLOSED

Wednesday 3 January 2018 - 9am - 4.30pm

Thursday 4 January 2018 - 9am - 4.30pm

Friday 5 January 2018 - 9am - 4.30pm

Returning to normal hours Monday the 8 January 2018

Also just a reminder that Monday the 22 January 2018 is Wellington Anniversary Day and we will be  CLOSED


Kindly remember to request your repeat prescriptions before the holidays by either phone or Manage My Health.”






Menactra, an immunisation against some groups of meningococcal disease

Nov 17 2017

In 2012 due to a case of meningococcal disease some children will have been given a vaccination called Menactra, this is an immunisation against some groups of meningococcal disease.  At this time,  parents who requested the vaccination to protect their children were given the option of a reminder for a booster of this vaccination if their children were still at risk.

Currently Menactra is recommended and funded from 2 years of age for special groups as follows:

  • One dose for a close contacts of meningococcal disease case
  • Two doses for individuals post-haematopoietic stem cell transplantation; or following immunosuppression due to steroid or other immunosuppressive therapy longer than 28 days
  • Up to three doses plus booster doses (as appropriate) for individuals pre- or post-splenectomy; pre- or post-solid organ transplantation; with functional asplenia; complement deficiency (acquired or inherited); or who are HIV-positive

Menactra is not funded but can be administered as a booster if your child is in the following groups:

  • travelling to high-risk countries or before the Hajj
  • adolescents and young adults living in communal accommodation (e.g. in a hostel or at boarding school, in military accommodation, in correctional facilities or in other long-term institutions)

Therefore we are recommending that unless your child is at risk as per the criteria above, that they do not need the booster for this vaccine and we will take them off our reminder list.

However, feel free to call us on 383 7647 to make an appointment if you would still like your child to have the booster or if you would like further information about this.

Dr Regina Jefferies - New Patients

Nov 07 2017

Island Bay Medical Centre is very pleased to announce that Dr Regina Jefferies has joined our team permanently and is now accepting new patients from the Island Bay catchment area which extends as far as Melrose - Berhampore - Happy Valley  and Houghton Bay.


Take Control of your Health - Free Self Management Course

Oct 18 2017

Compass Health are providing a free self management course that could improve your life!

This course is suitable for people with health conditions such as:-

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Conditions
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Migraine or Headaches
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Weight Concerns

Previous participants comments:-

"I found the course helpful in that it helped me understand my health conditions that had been worrying me"

"Listening to others share in a safe environment helps with your own issues and problems"


 When:-   MONDAYS 30TH OCTOBER TO 11 DECEMBER 2017 - 11AM -1.30PM


Book by ringing Compass Health on 0508 697 626 or email smcourse@compasshealth.org.nz

Light Refreshments will be served


Cornerstone - Accreditation (Aiming for Excellence)

Aug 28 2017

On Tuesday the 5th of September 2017,  Island Bay Medical Centre will be embarking on their 5th accreditation cycle (Cornerstone).   Two assessors will be here at the Medical Centre from 8.30am - 3.30pm, checking, meeting,  talking and observing.   Cornerstone is a huge but worthwhile undertaking, with the full process taking four years of hard work and commitment by the whole team.   A full assessment takes place at the end of the fourth year on completion of 33-40 indicators.  (9-10 indicators per year)   

CORNERSTONE® Aiming for Excellence is the pinnacle benchmark for general practices that offer five star service to their patients. 

What is Aiming for Excellence?

While Aiming for Excellence is not compulsory, it is a valuable patient-centred approach to primary health care that every practice across New Zealand should strive to achieve.

The focus for CORNERSTONE® lies in facilities, processes and procedures, and includes legal standards and best practice.



Dr Samara Whitham - Maternity Leave

Aug 28 2017

Dr Samara Whitham is currently on Maternity Leave and will not be returning until August 2018.  We all wish her well.  If you are one of Samara's patients please feel free to book with either Dr Melanie Webster or Dr Regina Jefferies.  If they are not available any one of the other Doctors will be happy to assist.



Manage My Health - Join Today

Aug 02 2017

The team here at Island Bay Medical Centre will be actively promoting you to join Manage My Health.  The process is simple and the team are here to talk you through this.

Once you have access you will be able to do so much from the comfort of your own home in your own time (any time)

Some of the services are:

  • Access your Medical Records on line
  • Book appointments with your Doctor
  • Request repeat prescriptions
  • View your results
  • Communicate with your Doctor or Nurse via the app on your computer or phone
  • Track your goals

You will have your health record at your finger tips should you need it. 

and much more!!! 

To learn more go to the top right of this page - click on Health Care Online


Fees Increase

Jul 07 2017

As of Monday the 10th July 2017 there will be a slight increase to our patient fees - in most cases just 50 cents - 

However for those patients with Long Term Conditions the co payment will decrease to $20 for all visits - Your first visit will still remain free

Website fees will be updated  Monday the 10th


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